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it's a pal in the country in a lot of ways. it would be huge. if we got a grand bargain on energy how to exploit the boundary of -- i think the two together would have a huge impact. so the question is how close are we to that? and, you know, i have a saying about the middle east which applies to the american politics. all important politics happens the morning after the morning after. >> when is that? >> here i'm talking about the election. here i think the question really is i don't know how the election is going come out. i make no prediction. i ask myself if romney gets smashed, if he gets smashed, it would -- i happen to think the political problem in the country we have a center left party and we have a far right party. that is a structure problem. the republican party has gone nuts in my view. >> analytical judgment. [laughter] >> they've been simultaneously they have been at war with mas and physics at the same time. [laughter] on the deficit, it was, you know, deficit doesn't matter. and yeah and biology too a guy in missouri too. so the question to me is what happens the mor
that they bring three things. the first is energy. if you have ever tried to make a change it takes an inordinate amount of energy beyond even what you'd even expected. 14, 15, 16 hour days and things that you thought would take a week. if you don't have the energy to see these things through, young people have more energy than they know what to do with. that is because you didn't go to bed until 5:00 a.m.. at my age if i didn't get to bed until 5:00 a.m. i would not wake up until monday. the second thing is creativity. honest-to-goodness, this is something that -- have you ever seen a 6-year-old playing in out of nowhere they say i'm a dinosaur. they believe that in that moment or go in their mind so radically changes the status quo. they have no attachments to the status quo. alternate worlds and possibilities are as real to them as threal world and that is something as we get all older we fetishize. my staff knows there are two things they're not allowed to say to me. they can say we have always done it this way and everyone else does it this way. those are the two things that literally mean n
on the energy and commerce committee and i was on the health subcommittee day. there was a lot thrown at us really quickly. how does it all fit together? so i wasn't ready really to sign up. there's a few of us like. half a dozen at most. and i was at the white house a lot in very small groups with the president. he was very engaged, both in the issues and also in the persuasion and trying to bring folks together. and i think you see that, with its this immigration reform, implementation of the health care bill in this next congress. there will be some other areas, where it will be legacy and he will also see him learn from them is dates -- i think george bush the second was much a similar way and that he wanted to read a book, go to bed. he didn't want to fool around with congress. and it didn't work or while early on. towards the end he got very engaged. i'm once again, it was sort of interesting and he may see this with president obama. toward the end, president bush really felt somewhat ostracized from his party. he felt they were letting him down in the sense that the right wing he cou
places where we could be focusing our energies. there are ways to prevent dropouts. we know what those are and those ways actually improve the quality of education and in the quality of instruction. it's not about the outside requirement. it's not about time requirements. it's about actually -- actual learning and instruction inside of schools. it's a problem we are solving that there are specific pathways they think to solve this. we should establish an early indicator early intervention system and we should tackle chronic absenteeism which is very related. wise and chronic absenteeism a performance measure for school? what only track that? if we did we would know, we would be able to individualize and personalize the structured support for the kids are needed and then they would not drop out. we can design alternative pathways to graduation and in relationship to what terry was saying there are a lot of different ways the kids are approaching learning particularly at that age. were in a place in a and a time now for technology and blended learning where we can provide education in a
energies. but we ought to remember that we should continue to invest in afghanistan. i mean, we in the british foreign office in the united states should have the capacity to keep our eye on more than one war upon. >> i suppose the key was to negotiate. it didn't work that way. if it didn't work that way in a western democracy, the do very little chance of the work in that way in afghanistan, therefore the extent to which there is an engagement, whether it's track to her otherwise with the taliban if they think they're important because you can wait a long, long time for the kind of progress in security level, which may never happen. >> you're absolutely right. i keep using that as an example. there was no military plan that has that is the subject to defeating the insurgency. our strategy is not defeating the insurgency. >> affair in which he said among the afghan leadership. >> i think they generally want assessment. they have huge differences on what terms are prepared to accept. if you talk to afghan women, they are very worthy attempts of settlement will be to their detrime
utility industry. gas, energy, and water. what does that tell you about the -- what does it fell you about the way they don't understand the valuings of the nhs. the nhs isn't like the gas, electricity and water industry. they are the pride of britain. the nhs is based on a whole different set of values for of our country. friends it just shows that the olded adage is truer now than it ever was. you can't trust them for the national health service. [applause] [applause] let me be clear, let me be clear, the next labor government will end the free market experiment and put the right principle to the heart of the nhs and will repeal the nhs bill. friend, this is where i stand, this is who i am. this is what i believe. this is my faith. i was talking to my mom this morning, as you do before a big speech, and she reminded me that her mother was born in a small polish village in 1909. i went back to that village with my mom about a decade ago. about 2,000 people lived there. quite an event people from england coming over. a long way from the village what my parent experience to this stage today
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